Friday, April 8, 2011

Village Volunteers seeking recommendations

The PNA Village is a new program in development to help support community members who prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. One program component is referrals to reputable, local service providers (individuals, businesses, organizations) in various categories. All providers will be screened before being added to our referral list, so we do prefer those who are licensed, insured, bonded, etc. although exceptions may be made. Our volunteer Referrals & Partnerships Committee is currently seeking suggestions in three areas:

Technical Support Services

  • “In-home” computer support or training

  • “Drop-off” computer troubleshooting and repairs

  • Other forms of tech support

Pet-Related Services

• Dog walkers

• Businesses or individuals that will come to your home and feed your pet (and perhaps take in your mail and newspaper)

• Businesses or individuals that will clean up dog poop in your yard

• Vets

• Spay and neuter facilities

• Overnight and longer-stay facilities for dogs, cats, or other pets

• Pet stores

Handy-Person Services

  • Small carpentry jobs (i.e. installing drapery rods/blinds, shelving, fixing loose steps, repairing railings)

  • General clean-up and hauling

  • Minor wall repair, patching, and painting

  • Locksmith

  • Organizing

  • Rearranging furnishings

  • Furniture repair

  • This category does NOT include major construction or trades such as plumbing or electrical.

    Please email your suggestions directly to to be forwarded to committee members. We prefer that you not post your recommendations here because they have not yet been approved. THANKS!

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